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IMCA safety flashes disseminate important information on incidents and potential hazards and the lessons learnt from them that can help prevent incidents occurring elsewhere in the industry.

Individual safety events are available individually online, tagged and searchable, while the traditional PDF collections are also available for download.

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Uncontrolled movement of spreader bar

What happened A vessel was set up alongside a barge in preparation for the subsea deployment of a 16″ (40cm) spool. The spreader bar sea-fastenings were removed by the deck […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 11/23

Cut and bruise to right hand whilst pressure testing

What happened A technician was pressure testing hydraulic hoses in the hydraulic workshop using the water pressure test bed. He had previously tested two hoses earlier in his shift. On […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 09/23

LTI: Hand injury in galley

What happened An experienced cook in the galley badly injured his hand when his knife slipped. The incident occurred in a vessel alongside at Christmas. The cook was preparing meat […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 09/23

Open toed shoes on an escalator (not work related)

What happened A member reports an incident in which someone got their leisure footwear (sandals) caught in an escalator and narrowly escaped a serious injury to their foot. Someone’s right […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 29/22

MAIB: A scalding injury

What happened The Marine Accident Investigation Branch Safety Digest 2/2022 includes an incident in which an engineer suffered severe scalding to his face. The incident occurred during rounds, when a […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 27/22

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